Spine Condition of the Week- Spondylosis

Spondylosis refers to a degenerative process affecting the vertebral disc and facet joints that gradually develops with age. A common form of spondylosis is cervical spondylosis (sometimes called neck arthritis) in which the facet joints in the neck become enlarged causing the ligaments around the spinal canal to thicken and bone spurs to form.

Nebraska Spine Hospital’s Dr. Woodward is Recognized by a National Publication

Dr. Randal Woodward has been recognized by Becker’s Spine Review as one of forty spine surgeons at a spine focused hospitals to know. Dr. Woodward is Chairman of the Board at the Nebraska Spine Hospital . Dr. Woodward is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopaedic spine surgeon. Dr. Woodward sees patients in clinic in Omaha at the Nebraska Spine Center and in Grand Island at Central Nebraska Orthopaedics.

Can Chiropractors Cure Scoliosis?

The National Scoliosis Foundation states that they do not know of any long-term study that shows that chiropractic treatment can stop a moderate (over 25 degrees) or major curve (over 40 degrees) from progressing in the bone growing years. Typically, chiropractors who are knowledgeable about the development of idiopathic scoliosis in children will refer young patients with such curvatures to an orthopedist for a second opinion.

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